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Welcome to Heartstrings.Thanks for stopping by. I am a mother, a grandmother, and an author of historical western romance and contemporary romantic fiction. Ethan's Heart, book one of The Blackwood Brothers' series won the 2017 Maggie Award for Excellence. Book two, Escorting Darby Bloom, features Blackwood brother Isaac and will be released in December 2017. Stay tuned for more books in this series. If contemporaries are more your thing, check out Carly's Rule and Dusty's Fate. They are both Amazon Best-Sellers.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Unforgettable by Deborah Grace Staley
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  On a snowy night in Angel Ridge, two strangers share an unforgettable kiss.

Years later, Frannie Thompson is back in Angel Ridge to start a new life and a non-profit. When she meets with Patrick Houston, the town's mayor, to request a spot on the agenda of the next meeting of the Town Council, she comes face-to-face with the man she'd kissed on a snowy night years before. A very married man.

On that night, Frannie had been a woman reeling from the loss of her sister. Patrick had been drowning his sorrows to numb the pain of his wife's cancer and more. Kissing Frannie when he wasn't free had been unforgivable. With his life on track, he's trying to make amends and raise his children as a sober, single parent. With Frannie back in town for good, the intense feelings she stirs have him wondering if he could have a second shot at forever.

Getting a non-profit off the ground and overcoming town opposition requires Frannie's full attention. She doesn't need the distraction of a man who wants to earn her forgiveness and trust. Frannie knows she's wrong for him, but despite her effort to remain focused on her business, her body remembers the promise of passion and Patrick.

Deborah Grace Staley

Deborah Grace Staley is the award-winning and Bestselling author of the Angel Ridge series. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and teaches at Full Sail University. She makes her home in Florida with her husband and two adorable dachshunds. Follow her on Twitter @debgstaley or Facebook.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hawks Mountain by Elizabeth Sinclair
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Elizabeth Sinclair

Elizabeth Sinclair sold her first romance, JENNY'S CASTLE, in 1993 to Silhouette Intimate Moments. Since then, this multi-published author's 23 books have sold in ten foreign countries and been translated into seven foreign languages.
Her books have won The National Reader's Choice Award, The Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and Maggie Award of Excellence. She has also won a Gold Medal Top Pick from the Romantic Times Book Club and a Holt Medallion Award of Merit.
She is a cofounder and member of the Ancient City Romance Authors of St. Augustine, FL, and has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1989. Elizabeth served as RWA's Region 3 Director and chaired the 2001 RWA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
She has presented numerous workshops on the craft of writing and authored THE DREADED SYNOPSIS. Elizabeth has published a total of twenty-three romances with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington, Thorndike and Bell Bridge Books. Her upcoming release from Bell Bridge Books is HELL BENT, a romantic suspense. WINTER MAGIC, the fourth book in the HAWKS MOUNTAIN series, is out now. Previous Books in that series are HAWKS MOUNTAIN, SUMMER ROSE, and FOREVER FALL.

Elizabeth loves to hear from her readers. You may contact her through her website.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Meet the Braddocks!

 Carly Braddock
Carly's Rule released September 2013

Dusty Braddock
Dusty's Fate to be released May 2014

Landon Braddock
 Landon's Crossing

Trevor Braddock
Trevor's Hope

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Happy February! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful new year. I can't believe it's February already. First, I want to thank you all for your continued support for my debut novel, Carly's Rule. For me, December was full of family, and I loved every minute of it. In January, I set realistic goals for myself.

Several important events are happening in February. Bell Bridge Books is featuring a favorite romantic line or quote every day this month from their authors. My quote from Carly's Rule is featured on February 1st. Here's a link to the Facebook page, so you can read my favorite romantic line from my novel. https://www.facebook.com/BelleBooks I think it will be fun to check the facebook page every day to see what favorite quotes or lines other Bell Bridge authors have chosen to share. If you have a favorite romantic quote or line, I would love to read it. Please use the comment section below or you can put it on my Vickie King Author Facebook Page.

The most important news  is that Book 2 in The Braddock Series, Dusty's Fate, will be released in May 2014 instead of February. It will be out for vacation time. :-)

 Here's a little about Dusty's story.

West Virginia Private Investigator, Dusty Braddock, takes a job to put some distance between him and his hovering family, who believe he's on a downhill path to disaster. Three years ago, Dusty's wife and unborn child were killed in a car accident. He wasn't behind the wheel, but he believes he killed his wife and the baby growing inside her as surely as if he'd been. The guilt consumes him and festers his heart.

Foster system survivor Jules Donovan wants to find a guardian for her son to assure a stable family life for him should anything happen to her. The likeliest candidate is Luke Donovan, a man who may be her brother. Getting to know this man and his family is Jules' priority but could leave her vulnerable if a DNA test proves they are not, after all, related.

Dusty's family is connected to Jules' efforts, and the case puts him in the middle of her problematic life. Yet, he can't seem to walk away from her or her son.

Jules wants to belong to someone. No one has ever truly cared about her, or said I love you. Now, the only man who ever made her feel like sshe belongs wants more than she can give. Can she ever go back to her normal life if trusting him proves to be a mistake?

Happy Reading,